• Question Mark IconWhat is the Family Violence Intervention Program?
    Answer:

    The Family Violence Intervention Program is a pre-trial diversionary program, allowing first-time juvenile domestic violence offenders to mediate conflicts and seek alternative resources, rather than proceeding directly to court. Participants have the opportunity to resolve family conflicts, receive counseling to deter future violent acts and potentially avoid a family breakup. Case plans are devised in mediation, and the child and family are supervised for four to six months after mediation.


  • Question Mark IconWhat services does this program provide?
    Answer:

    ​As an alternative to court proceedings, the program provides opportunities for first time juvenile domestic violence offenders and their victim/families to receive and complete mediation services, as well as anger management groups and family counseling referrals in order to reduce incidents of domestic violence.


  • Question Mark IconIs there a cost for this program?
    Answer:

    ​No.


  • Question Mark IconAre these services available to everyone?
    Answer:

    ​Services are voluntary for first time juvenile offenders charged with domestic battery.


  • Question Mark IconCan a case be sent back to court?
    Answer:

    ​If the youth commits another violent offense, commits another criminal offense, or runs away, the case is immediately sent back to court. Non-compliance of the case plan by the participant or family may also result in sending a case back to court for prosecution.


  • Question Mark IconMy child is having problems at home and school. Can I enroll him/her in this program?
    Answer:

    ​No. Cases are only accepted upon referral from the State Attorney’s Office.


  • Question Mark IconWhere is the program located?
    Answer:

    ​The program is located at the Main Courthouse (205 N Dixie Hwy, Ste 5.1130, West Palm Beach, FL 33401)


  • Question Mark IconWhat are the hours of operation?
    Answer:

    ​The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


​Stacey King, MA

Program Coordinator

205 N. Dixie Hwy, Ste 5.1130
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 355-2678
(561) 355-1664

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